November 2014 Product Release: The Connected Workforce

Cornerstone On Demand

Social learning and collaboration is a big initiative at Cornerstone. Generational changes in the workplace are transforming the way people work and the way organizations do business.

Top 10 Recognize This! Posts for 2014


I’m gratified to see many of my favorite posts from 2014 on this list, which is compiled from the most-read posts of 2014.(Click 3) Perseverance and Progress: Why Grit Matters at Work. Yes, we need smart people at work, but we need “gritty” people more.

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5 Essential Components of Feedback at Work

ClearCompany HRM

While giving and receiving feedback can at times be uncomfortable, when embraced and structured, feedback becomes one of the strongest processes in driving success, productivity and collaboration. Here are the 5 essential components of effective feedback at work.

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Top 10 Favorite Blog Posts from 2014


It was an exciting year for us at the Globoforce blog, too. We introduced a new and exciting Influencer Series at SHRM. We presented at the NASA Goddard Leadership Colloquium in June. Those were: 5 MOST POPULAR BLOG POSTS OF 2014. 10 FAVORITE BLOG POSTS OF 2014.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

At the same time, employees report feeling. inclusion at work • Only 40% say their organizations foster. WHAT YOU CAN DO: Focus on peak experiences at work that build. or otherwise forgettable) experiences at. celebration at work. at work.

Top People Equation Posts of 2014

The People Equation

So I took a page from my post Tips for Wrapping Up the Year and looked at the People Equation posts that got the most traffic in 2014. Here are a few conclusions that I draw from this list that might be useful to you at work even if you’re not a blogger. #1

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Everything #HR Needs to Know About “The Cloud”

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Some say AT&T coined the term in a 1994 video.

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How to Identify Bottlenecks in Your Recruitment Process

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at iCIMS , a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions for growing businesses.

The Capabilities of HR Technology – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

To help us sift through what HR technology exists, I asked Amber Hyatt, SPHR, director of product marketing at SilkRoad to share her expertise. Are there features in applicant tracking systems (ATS) to keep candidates engaged with the organization?

Managing Your Online Presence During a Job Hunt [infographic]

HR Bartender

Our friends at iCIMS created this infographic to highlight the facts: There shouldn’t be any surprises here. We established a long time ago that social media is not a fad.

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What Do Employees Want Most? Appreciation and Good Relationships at Work


The survey primarily looked at what would make employees willing to work abroad, regardless of home country. The global study from BCG pointed to an additional finding on relationships at work I found fascinating. Recognize This!

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The Innovation Series [Part 3] – How Companies Support Innovation

HR Bartender

The company’s innovation culture needs to be supported at every level in the organization. In this third (and final) post on innovation, I wanted to share how companies view and support innovation. Because not every company views innovation in the same way. And that’s a good thing.

The Fine Line Between Job Hopping and Career Growth [infographic] – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Today’s infographic from our friends at National Restaurant Association’s Education Foundation reminded me how the restaurant industry embraces the idea of employees having a diverse background.

Top 10 Time and Attendance Posts of 2014

nettime solutions

Well, since I can''t quite do that for all of you (one day, perhaps), I''d like to share some of the most popular written content we produced in 2014. Our top 10 most widely read blog posts of 2014.

Data Takes Center Stage at the 2014 HR Technology Conference


Monday, October 13, 2014 :00am. Data Takes Center Stage at the 2014 HR Technology Conference By Kevin Grossman. Another HR Technology Conference has come and gone.

Even Great Workplaces Make Difficult Decisions

HR Bartender

Related posts from HR Bartender: Office Politics: What Happens At the Meeting After the Meeting The Digital Divide: Which Side Are You On? Great places to work are not perfect places to work. They face many of the same challenges that all companies face.

Are You Playing Chess or Checkers With Your Career

HR Bartender

At this year’s SilkRoad Connections conference , Ryan Estis asked a question that stuck with me. Are you playing chess or checkers with your career? Think about it. Playing checkers implies that we’re only thinking one move ahead. Chess means that we’re thinking several moves ahead.

Embracing Organizational “Outsiders”

HR Bartender

One point he made during the presentation was that organizations need to get better at hiring and engaging outsiders. During this year’s HR Technology Conference , I had the opportunity to hear Andrew McAfee from MIT talk about his book, “The Second Machine Age”.

Changing Performance Appraisal Ratings – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I reached out to Rachel O’Neil, talent management consultant at Halogen Software , to compare. Rachel noted, “There may be an approval step or the ability to edit scores at various stages throughout the process. The performance appraisal continues to be a topic of conversation.

A Clear View of the Talent Lifecycle: Compensation [Part 5]

ClearCompany HRM

The average time-to-hire is at a 5 year high, and the skill gap is widening; employers are having a harder time than ever managing the balancing act that is compensation.

Function Over Fashion – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Our friends at Kronos understand the impact wearables can have on the workplace. That’s why The Workforce Institute conducted a survey about wearable technology at work. For instance, if I wear my Fitbit but never look at the data…what benefit am I really getting?

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The Top Screening and Employment Issues We Faced in 2014

TLNT: The Business of HR

And this point in the year means it’s almost time to close the books on 2014. As the year comes to an end, I’ve spent some time looking back at the legal trends in hiring and employment screening throughout 2014. I almost can’t believe it myself, but it’s already December.

Sales and Marketing Are Two Different Things

HR Bartender

There are people who are great at sales that are not great at marketing. And people who are terrific marketers that are not great at sales. Or at least they could be. A few weeks ago, I published a post on the “ 10 Skills You Need to Innovate ”.

In Defense of Business Buzzwords

HR Bartender

At the end of the day , aren’t we all a little guilty of using buzzwords? I saw this post recently on Jennifer McClure’s Unbridled Talent blog and I can’t resist commenting.

Find the Passion In Your Career [infographic] – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Anyway, I don’t want to give away the plot, but there was a really great scene in the movie where John Leguizamo’s character quits his job at a fancy restaurant to work on a food truck. Why would anyone give up the equivalent of working at a Fortune 100 for some non-descript company?

Are You Taking Stock

HR Bartender

I found this very cool post idea for expressing thanks on a blog called “ Meet Me at Mike’s ”. Looking : At the Twitter hashtag for my MBTI type. Marveling : At how much is already on my 2015 calendar. For those of you in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving!

The 4 Leadership Issues You Can’t Ignore Anymore

ClearCompany HRM

A constant passing of the buck, and probably some not so fair statistics have lead to the idea that a bad boss epidemic is at the core of business issues. Bad bosses take the blame for a lot of what goes wrong in the workplace.

Reinventing Employee Service Awards – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

But how often do you take a good look at the effectiveness of the program? To help respond to this reader question, I asked my friends at Globoforce , the leading provider of social recognition solutions, to share their expertise. Does your organization have a service award program?

What were 2014's top talent acquisition and management trends?

Allegis Global Solutions

A look at what has been on the talent acquisition and management agenda this year

How to Cry at Work (And Win Employee Loyalty While Doing It)

Cornerstone On Demand

Imagine the ‘50’s-era character in the 2014 workplace — where the dissolution of boundaries affects everything from office walls to glass ceilings. Someone more cautious and process-oriented might exist in perpetual panic at a start-up.

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The Most Common Type of Company Culture: Acquiescence

ClearCompany HRM

The Boston Research Group conducted a very popular recent study of thousands of US workers at every level. Right there in between cultures of blind obedience and self-governance lies the most common category in company culture.

Know Your Limits – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Learn more at

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The Top 10 Most Popular TalentCulture Guest Posts for 2014


For a holiday treat, we’ve compiled a series of “top 10″ TalentCulture posts from 2014 for you to catch up on between now and the first #TChat Show of the New Year. The Top 10 Most Popular TalentCulture Guest Posts for 2014: How Great Companies Attract Top Talent.

Sunday free-for-all – December 7, 2014

Ask a Manager

Have at it. Sunday free-for-all – December 7, 2014 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand.

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Looking back at the 2014 buzz in HR Technology


By Jayson Saba,VP of Strategy and Industry Relations at Ceridian. As we look back at the most popular HR trends and topics covered in 2014, a few issues rise to the top. Affordable Care Act (ACA) Thanks to the ACA, compliance was and remains a hot topic. Key employer mandates hit in 2015, and avoidance […].